passing to 'human-controlled' player

#1billyblakPosted 10/21/2013 2:14:17 PM
I just got NHL 13 via a bargain sale; haven't played ea NHL series since 02.
That said, when playing co-op, why is it that my pass always goes to non-human controlled player?

eg. on 3-2, I'm coming down the left wing, my brother coming down the middle, cpu player (our team) comes down the right. I make a pass, directing it to center (my brother), but it goes to the right wing (cpu) and I get control of that player, fudging up the odd-man rush.

This happens every single time if there is any non-human controlled player in the vicinity.
It's as if the game goes out of its way to not allow human to human passing.
Is there a way to fix this? Button to press?